Star Wars Wedding: Vader Groom & Stormtrooper Bride
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Star Wars Wedding: Vader Groom & Stormtrooper Bride

Star Wars Wedding: Darth Vader Groom & Stormtrooper Bride

I'm a wedding photograph who photograph weddings with science fiction themes.

For this wedding at the Japanese Garden located in Van Nuys, the bride and groom begged me to bring along my Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmets that I own because I am a geek.

I did think it was a pretty neat idea, so I actually brought along an assistant that day just to carry a plastic bag containing the helmets so it have them readily available whenever I needed them. In the end, we used them for just a single photograph even though I had hoped to use them in more creative ways.

If you're considering the Japanese Garden as a potential wedding venue, then you should know several things. First of all, it's an amazing location. It's a beautiful setting, the parking is plentiful, the grounds are impeccable, and the teahouse is a wonderful setting for a small wedding ceremony. And for Star Trek fans, one of the nearby buildings has been a stand-in for Starfleet Academy in several films. However, it is near a water treatment plant and when the wind changes, and unpleasant odor can damper festivities.

Japanese Garden is located in Van Nuys, California. Phone: (818) 756-8166. Website: Contact Person: Betty Ethridge.

Location: 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406.

1/500; f/4.5; ISO 400; 135.0 mm.